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Man shot by police after stabbing officer in Dorchester


The Suffolk County Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the incident.

A woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial in front of 22 Glendale St. with candles where a man was shot and killed by a Boston police officer early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed one with a knife. John Tlumacki/Globe Team

A man was fatally shot early Saturday morning after stabbing an officer in Dorchester, according to the Boston Police Department.

Boston Police Department Chief Superintendent Gregory Long said around 2:40 a.m. officers responded to reports of someone shouting near 22 Glendale St. in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers found a 48-year-old man holding a knife, Long said.

The man then allegedly stabbed an officer in the upper chest, according to police. Another officer at the scene fired his weapon, hitting the man with the knife, Long said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Long said.

“This is a very active investigation,” Long said at a 5:19 a.m. news conference. “The scene is still being processed, witnesses are still being questioned.”

The incident is currently under investigation by the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office.

District Attorney Kevin Hayden said he has a team investigating the incident along with the head of their homicide unit.

Glendale Street will be closed while the investigation continues.

“We will actively and thoroughly investigate (into) this matter and follow every product, protocol, procedure and the facts to which they lead,” Hayden said.


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